Jazz Veteran Alfonzo Blackwell Honors Legend Icons John Coltrane & Michael Jackson

Alfonzo Blackwell is in the studio working on his 8th CD on Utopia Records “Quintet: Portrait of Alfonzo Blackwell”

New York, NY (USA) – Saxman/Songwriter/Producer, Alfonzo Blackwell is busy, busy, busy working hard in the studio on his 8th CD project on Utopia Records. His current release “Dance To This” brought listeners to the dance floor and his approach for his next project is to bring listeners the sophistication, style, class and fire that comes from the freedom that has embodied his music for 15 years now. The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire reclines in his black leather console chair in his state-of-the-art digital recording studio and takes a brief moment to reflect on his studio recording process. Alfonzo says, “I’m working day in and day out to capture all parts of me, all parts of my essence and all parts of my soul. It’s almost like a 24/7 music reality show…me in the studio. I’m living in my studio now.” So far, Alfonzo has already recorded an astounding thirty-one tracks and has no intensions on slowing down or putting a cap on that total. The consummate musician goes on to say, “I’m looking to write, produce and record at least one hundred tracks for this album to select from. This is the first concept album for me and it’s a portrait of me as an artist, entertainer and musician. It’s important for me to put forth the best original work of my career and each track must be right.” Most noteworthy is Alfonzo’s traditional standard rendition of the late great John Coltrane’s “Impressions”, which is very impressive! Another very noteworthy and highly anticipated track is Alfonzo’s tribute to the late great and inarguably, the best entertainer in the history of mankind, The King of Pop Michael Jackson.

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Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, May 13-15

This is the ultimate thrill of the grill…your opportunities to rub shoulders with the best in barbeque. Learn the secrets of preparing competition barbeque from the championship pit masters and pig out on the world’s best barbeque. And experience swine dining at its absolute finest.

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Willie McBlind Summons in May Day with a Salty Night of Harmonically Tuned Electric Delta Blues at the South Shore’s C-Note

WILLIE MCBLIND is bringing it on home with 2 sets of Harmonically Tuned, mojo-infused electric Delta blues at C-Note on Nantasket Beach on Saturday, May 1, located at 159 Nantasket Avenue in Hull, MA. Admission is $10 at the door and the venue has a 21+ policy. Doors open at 8pm; sets at 9:45 and 11:30.

Based out of New York City, Willie McBlind is fronted by Cohasset native, innovative guitarist and composer, Jon Catler, who according to the late music critic Robert Palmer “has integrated his Berklee chops, microtonal intonation, and idiomatic blues feel into a radically original voice,” and talented singer Meredith ‘Babe’ Borden, who originally hails from Central Mass.

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